My primary research interests are in tropical livestock production including nutrition, feeding, management and milking routines for small and large ruminants. A major part of my interest, also taking a big part of my time is capacity building in SE Asia, Rwanda and Tanzania. This includes training of students on master, PhD and post doc level. My ongoing projects are at the moment rather diverse although many deals with livestock production in degraded rangelands in semi-arid areas in Kenya and Tanzania.
I have a broad international network and most of my research is conducted in low/middle-income countries in Asia and Africa.I have in a collaboration with several researchers from SLU, ILRI, ICRAF as well as universities from Kenya initiated a research platform called Triple L; Land, Livestock and Livelihood Dynamics in drylands, West Pokot, Kenya (http://www.triplel.se/). In this initiative scientists from different disciplinary, national and organizational background come together on a common geographical area and on a common research agenda, i.e. the biophysical and socio-economic changes in West Pokot during the past three decades.
Current position and commitments
Senior lecturer Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU. 2009-
Associate professor (docent) in Animal science -Tropical livestock production systems. 2013
Scientific theme leader at SLU Global for an interdisciplinary theme "Restoration of degraded rural landscapes. 2014-ongoing. (30% of my time) 2014-
Coordinator for a regional Sida funded capacity building program, "Improving Livelihood and Food Security of the People in Lower Mekong Basin through Climate Change Mitigation", (MekarnII), 2013-
Coordinator (team leader) for the sub-program Agriculture within a bilateral Sida funded UR-Sweden Research training program at University of Rwanda, including masters training and PhD training, 2013-ongoing
Deputy head of department Animal Nutrition and Management, (20% of my time) 2014-
Course leader and lecturer for some courses, for example Tropical Livestock Production, Global Livestock Production, Introduction to Animal Science and Animal Nutrition- health, behavior and welfare
My own education in teaching includes a 4 wk full time basic pedagogoic course at SLU and the SLU course in supervision of research students.
|Cow performance in small-scale dairy production in Vietnam –microbiota development and antibiotic resistance.||Ewa Wredle, Johan Dicksved, Kerstin Svennersten-Sjaunja and Bui Phan Thu Hang (PhD-student)|
Goat production and the value chain in Laos
Ewa Wredle, Cecilia Kronqvist, Daovy Kongmanila and Khamparn Pathoummalangsy (PhD- student)
|Range management practices for intensification of livestock production in Miombo woodlands||Ewa Wredle, Cecilia Kronqvist, Gert Nyberg, Antony Sangeda, Ismail Seleman and Peter Ruvuga (PhD student)|
|Escaping the pastoralist paradox in the face of climate change||Göran Bostedt, Per Knutsson, Gert Nyberg, Ewa Wredle and Stephen Mureithi|
|Multipurpose trees in agroforestry system on Rwandan ferralsols: tree growth, digestibility and soil fertility improvement||Sigrun Dahlin, Gert Nyberg, Ewa Wredle, Jean Nduwamungu and Marguerite Mukangango (PhD student)|
Master of Science in agriculture (animal sciences), SLU, 2001
PhD in animal science SLU, 2005
Senior lecturer SLU, 2009
Associate Professor (docent) SLU, 2013
Supervising MSc-thesis work and MFS-students with focus on animal production in SE Asia and East Africa.
Bui Phan,TH., Dicksved, J., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K., Wredle, E. 2017. Colostrum quality, IgG absorption and daily weight gain of calves in small-scale dairy production systems in Southern Vietnam. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 49:6, 1143-1147.
Petz, P and Wredle, E. 2016. It is warm outside today? How temperature affects dairy cows' willingness to be on pasture. Acta Agri Scand A Animal Sci. 66:4, 215-220
Wredle,.E., Östensson,.K and Svennersten-Sjaunja, K. 2015. The effect of pasture turnout on milk somatic cell count, polymorphonuclear leukocytes and milk composition in cows housed in tie stalls. Acta Agri Scand A Animal Sci. do 10.1080/09064702.2015.1020067
Nyberg, G., Knutsson, P., Ostwald, M., Öborn, I., Wredle, E., Otieno, D.J., Mureithi, S., Mwangi, P., Said, M.Y., Jirström, M., Grönvall, A., Wernersson, J., Svanlund, S., Saxer, L., Geutjes, L., Karmebäck, V.N., Wairore, J.N., Wambui, R., De Leeuw, J., Malmer, A. 2015. Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, 5:25.
Johansson, C., Wredle, E., Mpairwe, D., Sabiiti, E. and Spörndly, E. 2015. Effects of calving month, pasture conditions and management on the growth of Holstein-Friesian × Ankole crossbred calves in a semi-arid rangeland. Tropical Animal Health and Production, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 783-786
Kongmanila, D, Bertilsson, J., Ledin, I., Yuangklang, C., Wredle, E. 2013. Degradability of leaves from three Erythrina species in Lao PDR. Livestock Science, 155, 273-276.
Patel, M., E. Wredle and J. Bertilsson. 2013 Effect of dietary proportion of grass silage on milk fat with emphasis on odd- and branched chain fatty acids in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 99, 390-397.
Östensson, K., Lam, V., Sjögren, N & Wredle, E. 2013. The prevalence of subclinical mastitis and isolated udder pathogens in dairy cows in Southern Vietnam. Tropical animal health and production, 45, (4), 979-986.